CLEAR GARBAGE BAG PROGRAM

Starting January 2nd, 2018, the Township of Douro-Dummer will be implementing a Clear Garbage Bag Program. Important details about this program include:

  • Both curbside collection and transfer station drop-offs must be made using clear garbage bagClear Garbage Bag2s.
  • Garbage bags may not contain any recyclable, compostable, or hazardous materials. These materials must instead be directed toward the appropriate recycling, composting, or hazardous material program.
  • One (1) privacy bag is allowed in each clear bag to conceal items that residents wish to keep private.

Bags not conforming to these requirements will not be collected after the start date. Residents and businesses are encouraged to use up their opaque garbage bags before the start date. The Township of Douro-Dummer is alerting local retailers about the Clear Garbage Bag Program so that clear garbage bags will be readily available.

For more detailed information please read the Clear Garbage Bag Information Sheets (pdf – 852KB) and the 2017-50 – Garbage By-law (pdf – 136KB).

To handle compostable material, Composters (pdf – 240KB) and Digesters (pdf – 212KB) are available for sale from both the County of Peterborough and the Township of Douro-Dummer. Inexpensive Do-It-Yourself compost bins (pdf – 714KB) can also be made from readily available materials. You can help speed up the composting process by following tips found here (819KB).

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf – 245KB) is also available, this list changes as new questions are asked so please check back periodically. If you have more questions or need clarification please let us know!

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact us if you have any questions!


M & M Disposals provides curbside garbage collection for most households. Residences are allotted one bag per week (1 additional bag with sticker). Free Garbage Stickers are available upon request at the Municipal Office for permanent and seasonal residents (3 free stickers per year for permanent residents, 20 free stickers per year for seasonal residents). Additional garbage stickers can be purchased at the Municipal Office for $3.00 each (see fee increase above).

Beginning on January 1, 2015 and going forward, not more than two (2) receptacles, bags or bundles (4 cu ft./ 0.12 cu meters) will be picImage result for clear garbage bagked up per collection; as per the requirements of Section 4 of the by-law.

For garbage collection, bags cannot weigh more than 40 lbs. (18.1 kgs.) and the bag must be a clear polyethylene plastic with a minimum of 1.5 gauge thickness. Garbage bins cannot be more than 2 cubic feet capacity with the contents weighing a maximum of 40 lbs (18.1 kgs.).

Holiday Curbside Collection – To check on the holiday curbside collection schedule, visit M & M Disposals.